Wednesday, February 28, 2007

London, Hackney - Real Nappy Week 2007

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Real Nappy Week 2007 begins on Monday 12 March, with prize draws, give aways, information about cloth nappies, and plenty of fun and entertainment for children.

Around 3% of waste in the UK comes from disposable nappies, which is equivalent to nearly 70,000 double decker buses each year!

People visiting the events held throughout the week will be encouraged to share information about options available for real cloth nappy use, give advice on real cloth nappy use, whilst having a fun, free day out!

Real nappies are cheaper. You can save around £500 per baby if you wash your own nappies. The Council offers a £54 subsidy for parents who start using real cloth nappies, whether they choose a nappy laundry service, or to home launder them.

Taking place between 12 and 18 March, Real Nappy Week aims to recruit more parents to use cloth nappies and take advantage of the subsidy, whilst helping the environment at the same time! Parents who come along to the real nappy information stall on 12 March can enter our prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher to spend on cloth nappies.

Also happening is Hackney’s first ever real nappy fashion show, on Wednesday 14. Children can have play on the bouncy castle, whilst parents can see how modern and fun real cloth nappies are.

On Saturday 17 March, why not pop down to the Stoke Newington Farmer’s Market and meet the parents from the Hackney Real Nappy Network.

The benefits of parents using real cloth nappies are huge, not only in terms of reducing the environmental impact of disposable nappies, but also the savings that can be made.

The £54 subsidy can either be used to reimburse the costs of buying real cloth nappies or against the cost of a nappy laundering service. Local nappy laundry services offer weekly collections and deliver a fresh supply of nappies for a similar cost to that of buying disposables.

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